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Leopard Facts

- In its melanistic color phase, the leopard is often mistakenly referred to as a black panther.

- The leopard can run almost up to 40 miles per hour for short periods.

- The latest leopard population is estimated at over 500,000 worldwide.

- The leopard is a very good climber and swimmer.

- In captivity, leopards can live over 23 years. They only live 10-11 years in the wild.

- The leopard tail is longer than that of the tiger.